Europe Condemns Both Nazism And Communism. But What About Communist China?

Marco Respinti

On September 19, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, passed a resolution on the Importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe. For the first time, an international organization officially judged National-Socialism and Communism by the same moral standard.

Of course, everyone knows how evil Nazism was, and how obnoxious is any kind of neo-Nazi resurgence. People have learned to hate and fight the Nazi idea, and combat neo-Nazism from the cradle.

The same cannot be said, however, of Communism, which, for two main reasons, for a long time has been presented as a lesser evil.

First, because the Communist Soviet Union joined the Western Allies in the military effort against Nazi Germany in World War II.

Second, because Soviet-directed regimes were in power in many Central and Eastern European countries after the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 and were thus able to control the historical memory of large portions of the non-Soviet world through a clever use of propaganda.

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